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Donnie
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I now understand
02/15/13 at 00:29:07
 
I just put in some new JJ EL34's in my Torii III. Wow what a big change, so much more detail and sparkle. It looks like I need to keep up on mantenance. I ran it into the ground, from now on I need to keep it this way.
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Reply #1 - 02/15/13 at 00:56:03
 
Right! Especially since you were running your 'red' with a blown off tube, as I recall you mentioned ...  :)
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Reply #2 - 02/16/13 at 06:02:16
 
Hi Donnie, what made you go with the EL34's instead of the 6CA7's? Just curious.
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Reply #3 - 02/16/13 at 11:34:27
 
Simple, a buddy that plays gutars had a quad that he gave me.
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Reply #4 - 02/16/13 at 15:23:40
 
Interesting: I've used and liked JJ 6ca7's in my se34i, and after only a few hundred hours have had 2 tube failures.
I understand it's not uncommon with this tube.
Anyone else?
Don
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Reply #5 - 02/16/13 at 15:27:33
 
Contrary to my experience, as I've used three quads, one for nearly a year, the others for months, and not a single glitch, love these tubes.
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Reply #6 - 02/16/13 at 16:10:35
 
No failures on my 6CA7s, two quads of which ran strong for about 18 months.
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Reply #7 - 02/16/13 at 17:58:13
 
Early production showed as problematic for me on the 6CA7. Three quads in which a tube went bad.
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Reply #8 - 02/17/13 at 01:20:39
 
Early productions of what Will? Maybe you mentioned it earlier and I missed it.
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